(Luftwaffe Medical Training Detachment)
by Henry L. deZeng IV

Each of these had an Abteilungstab, 1., 2. u. 3. Ausb.Kp. (training companies), 4. Ers.Kp. (replacement company) and 5. Ausbildungskompanie für Sanitäts-Offizier-Anwärter der Luftwaffe (training company for Luftwaffe medical officer candidates). The total personnel strength of a San.Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. as prescribed by its KStN dated 15 November 1940 was 28 officers and 777 NCOs and men. The Abteilung came under the Kommando der Sanitätsausbildungs- und Ersatzeinheiten d.Lw. (Luftwaffe Medical Training and Replacements Units Command) located at Bad Saalow near Berlin. The Arabic number each had was derived from the Luftgau where they were assigned, i.e., San.Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 1 was in Luftgau I, San.Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 4 was in Luftgau IV, etc.

KStN: 5472 (L) Sanitätsausbildungs-Abteilung der Luftwaffe
KStN: 5473 (L) Sanitätsausbildungs-Abteilung der Luftwaffe für Lw.-Helferinnen
KStN: 5479 (L) Ausbildungskompanie für Sanitäts-Offizier-Anwärter der Luftwaffe

Sources used

Fischer, Hubert - Der deutsche Sanitätsdienst 1921-1945, 5 Bde (Osnabrück, 1982-1988), Bd. 5, p.4571; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-971 roll 34); NASM T-2/USSBS Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents, roll 7001/8276.

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 1
1943: located at Possenhofen near München and was exclusively for the training of Sanitätshelferinnen (female medical personnel).
FpN: none.
Kommandeur:
Oberstarzt Dr. (med.) Hubert Müller (May 43  -   ? )  10/43
[Sources: Fischer, Hubert - Der deutsche Sanitätsdienst 1921-1945, 5 Bde (Osnabrück, 1982-1988), Bd. 3, p.2138; NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 LPA assignment orders).]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 4
1939-42: at Dresden-Nickern.
Oct 42: issued a Feldpost number and transferred to Gomel/Russia in a strength of 1,100 personnel. A few weeks later, its Feldpost number was deleted. What happened to these people? One possibility is that the Abteilung was disbanded and the personnel reassigned to the Lw.-Felddivisionen.
FpN: L 49644.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-501 roll 26); PRO London: AIR 40 Air Ministry intelligence reports and lists based on ULTRA, “Y” Service intercepts, captured documents and PoW interrogations; Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 7
Nov 42: mentioned in Luftwaffenpersonalamt officer assignment orders. No further information has been found.
Kommandeur:
(not known)

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 8
(n.d.): located in Schweidnitz. No further information has been found.
FpN: none.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources: Tessin, Georg - Verbände und Truppen der deutschen Wehrmacht und Waffen-SS im Zweiten Weltkrieg 1939-1945, 16+ Bde. (Osnabrück: Biblio Verlag, 1965-c.1990), Teil 14: Die Luftstreitkräfte (Osnabrück, 1980).]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 11
Dec 40 – Oct 42: located in Kaltenkirchen. No information after this date.
FpN: none.
Kommandeur:
Oberstabsarzt Dr. (med.) Nootz (Dec 40  -   ? )
Oberstabsarzt Dr. (med.) Althaus ( ?   -   ? )  1942
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 LPA assignment orders), (T-321 roll 25).]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 20
Formed fall 1942 by renaming Luftgau-Sanitäts-Ausbildungs-Abt. Norwegen.
Spring 43: renamed Sanitäts-Ergänzungs-Kp. d.Lw. 1/III.
FpN: L 15329.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 21
Formed fall 1942 by renaming Luftgau-Sanitäts-Ausbildungs-Abt. Belgien/Nordfrankreich.
Spring 43: probably in Arras/NE France  -  renamed Sanitäts-Schule d.Lw. 3.
FpN: L 30561.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. 22
Formed fall 1942 in Paris by renaming Luftgau-Sanitäts-Ausbildungs-Abt. Westfrankreich. Disbanded shortly after formation.
FpN: L 30058.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. Belgien/Nordfrankreich
Formed spring 1941.
Fall 1942: renamed Sanitäts-Ausbildungs-Abt. d.Lw. 21.
FpN: L 30561.
Kommandeur:
Oberstarzt Dr. (med.) Alfred Bayer ( ?   -   ? )  1941-42
[Sources: NARA WashDC: RG 242 (T-77 900 series rolls - LPA officer assignment orders); Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. Holland
Formed fall 1940.
Fall 1942: disbanded.
FpN: L 17798.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. Norwegen
Formed fall 1941.
Fall 1942: renamed Sanitäts-Ausbildungs-Abt. d.Lw. 20.
FpN: L 15329.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Abt. d.Lw. Westfrankreich
Formed fall 1940 as Sanitäts-Ersatz-Kp. Westfrankreich, which was immediately changed to Sanitäts-Ausbildungs-Kp. Luftgau Westfrankreich, and finally to the above in fall 1941.
Fall 1942: renamed Sanitäts-Ausbildungs-Abt. d.Lw. 22.
FpN: L 30058.
Kommandeur:
(not known)
[Sources: Kannapin, Norbert - Die deutsche Feldpostübersicht 1939-1945.]

Sanitäts-Ausb.Kp. bei Seefahrtschule d.Lw.
(Medical Training Company with the Luftwaffe Nautical School)
Located at Lobbe auf Rügen. Existed to the end of the war. See under “Other Schulen” for a description of the Nautical School.
FpN: none.
Kp.-Chef:
(not known)
[Sources: NASM T-2/USSBS Captured German/Japanese Air Technical Documents, roll 7001/8276.]

Ausbildungs- und Ersatzabteilung für Sanitäts-Helferinnen
(Training and Replacement Detachment for Female Medical Auxiliaries)
Located in Baden, just south of Wien (Vienna)/Austria and consisted of a small Stab (staff) and three Kameradschaften (the equivalent of a company). Existed to the end of the war.

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